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St. Petersburg Catholic: Spring football capsule

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St. Petersburg Catholic

Last season: 3-7

Coach: Tod Creneti (second season, 3-7)

Key losses: RB/LB A.J. Butler, OL/DL Adam Condron, RB Courtney Feazell, WR/DL Darin Hess, WR/DB Nick Hess, QB Kevin Tapp

Who's back: RB/DB Keelyan Bryant, OL/DL Jon Halapio, OL/DL Kyle Kelso, WR/DB Quinn Lyons, RB/LB Austin Plummer, WR/DB Julian Smith, RB/DL Jakobi Wheeler

What's new: The Barons lose their starting backfield but still have playmakers in Bryant, Smith and Wheeler. Bryant scored two touchdowns against St. Petersburg last week. Smith sat out after breaking his arm in a motor scooter accident but should be ready by the fall. … The running backs should have room to run behind Halapio, who has committed to Florida. … The Barons have to shore up a defense that gave up more than 20 points in nine of their 10 games last season.

Audible: "We want to be competitive in our games, especially the district ones, and have the chance to compete for a playoff spot." — Creneti

Did you know?: St. Petersburg Catholic has served two years of a three-year postseason ban for recruiting and illegal practices. The school plans to appeal the final year of the Florida High School Athletic Association's ban on June 12 in Jacksonville. If the Barons had been eligible, they would have made the playoffs last season.

Spring result: Lost to St. Petersburg 59-13

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

2008 schedule

Sept. 5 at Orlando Lake Highland Prep

Sept. 12 at

Jacksonville Trinity

Christian

Sept. 19 vs. Jesuit

Sept. 26 vs.

Lennard

Oct. 3 at

Sarasota Cardinal Mooney

Oct. 10 vs. Tampa

Catholic

Oct. 17 at

CC Catholic

Oct. 24 at

Fort Myers Bishop Verot

Oct. 31 vs.

Mulberry

Nov. 7 at

Lake Placid

St. Petersburg Catholic: Spring football capsule 06/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 8:02am]
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